A skilltext reader is a workbook containing a story with a variety of comprehension questions, vocabulary and word development. It other words, it's the whole package combined into one. It was low-cost, but quite effective.
This series of skilltext readers did go up in reading levels, much like the DRA reading levels we have today, but without having to keep an extensive, classroom library, along with buying additional materials.
Since this skilltext reading program is no longer available, I decided to redesign this program focusing only on animal stories. After teaching for so many years, as a classroom teacher and as a reading specialist (Master's degree in Reading), I've never came across a child that didn't like learning about animals. That's what makes Grandpa Bunny so special. All of the stories in this series are about animals. Even though these stories are fictional (talking animals), there are some true facts embedded into each story.
I re-created these Grandpa Bunny stories to use as a reading supplement to help improve comprehension development, as well as to help focus the love of reading in a child.
What's so great about these stories is that they can be used in the classroom as supplemental reading material or at home.